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Jan 16, 2013 5:00pm PST
birthday was yesterday and we'll celebrate monday the same day as obama's inauguration. it signifies how dr. king's activism was not just geared towards racial injustice but every bit as much towards social justice as well. while our country has made significant strides in racial equality it very. soften seemsoften it seems we're going the opposite way against poverty with nearly 50 million people now living at or beneath poverty. carrying the torch and renewing the battle against poverty is television and radio host author, activist tavis smily. now tavis's goal is to reduce poverty in half in ten years and completely eradicate it in 25. while that may seem like an impossible goal, let's remember another quote from dr. king. we must accept finite disappointment but never loss infinite hope. now joining me now is host of tavis smily on pbs and the tavis smily show on public radio international. >> thank you. >> why are we going the wrong way against poverty in this country? >> the elite number one. they also don't contribute to the campaigns of the level of the elite. and thirdly the
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Jan 16, 2013 8:00pm PST
. >> obama: let's do the right thing for them and this country that we love so much. thank you. let's sign these orders. >> all right very emotional appeal. we'll talk about that in a minute. plus yours truly in an ad for the nra of all things. brilliant idea that these lunatics had let's put more guns in school. wow, you got me on that. >> the media speaks for elites. america speaks for itself. >> cenk: i speak for the elites? i don't think they watch the show. they can start watching right now because it's go time. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> obama: we've got an obligation to try. >> the president today signed 23 executive orders. >> obama uses kids as human shields. >> some republicans say the white house effort is misguided. >> we're talking about gun safety and reducing gun violence not begun control. >> what republicans are upset mostly is stopping the legislation. >> he wants to go big on this. >> thethe national rifle association released a video. >> the national rifle association came out swinging. >> put more guns in school. wow, you got me on that. >> doing whatever it takes to g
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Jan 21, 2013 3:00am PST
country as president obama takes the oath of office for his second term and, also, as celebrate the legacy and the memory of marchtin luther king big crowds down at the martin luther king memorial over the weekend. >> we will get back to our conversation with clinton yates with the "washington post express" but first saw this story this morning about a formal hospital regcity clerk. checking people in the emergency room and stole their personal information and using that applied for more than 130 credit cards in other individuals' names. my god. everywhere you look examples of identity work. lifelock ultimate is the most comprehensive id protection ever made. they can't protect you if you are not a member. call now mention press60. get 60 risk-free days. press 60 f you are not happy, call life-lock and cancel within 60 days of signing up and they will give you a full refund. see lifelock.com for details and give them a call at 1800-356-5967. that number again, 1-800-356-5967: there is a certain real symbolism to barack obama taking the officeath of office on march tin luther king da
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Jan 17, 2013 4:00pm PST
supposed to be one of the most progressive senators in the country, and even he is saying well, i'm undecided. if he says he's undecided how much chance does obama and biden have of passing it through the senate. >> that's where the politics comes back. all senators up for 2014, the politics is sometimes so much more powerful, it makes you think of term limits. you see how the president is going hard at some issues when he doesn't have to run again it would be nice to see some of these senators do the same thing. >> lawmakers in illinois are trying to pass same-sex marriage but the catholic church doesn't want to have anything to do with it. >> we're here because we want to make sure that this goes through this year. >> it's not fair and we deserve fairness and we deserve equality in this state. analysis. the presidential inauguration this monday morning at 10 eastern only on current tv. the natural energy of peanuts and delicious, soft caramel. to fill you up and keep you moving, whatever your moves. payday. fill up and go! >> welcome back to the "young turks." anna and chicago wit
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Jan 18, 2013 3:00pm PST
governed, whether or not the sitting president is running again. so if barack obama wants to extend -- which is very difficult, have three democratic presidents in a row, it is all going to depend on his success in governing and leading the country. if he is success, and comes out as a very popular president who has achieved something, then there's an excellent chance that the democrats are capture another term in the white house. if he doesn't. if he leaves as a failed president like george w. bush, then we'll get a change in party power in 2016 and this is true regardless of the identity of the democratic nominee. i think barack obama would very much like to be one of those rare presidents who passes on his success to another candidate of his own party. that doesn't happen very often. it happened with reagan and bush, and before that you have to go back to roosevelt and truman. >> michael: yeah, i agree with you, i just sort of see his relationship with biden as hilary as compelling political theater. what does it matter what happens on monday? who is paying at attention? who real
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Jan 18, 2013 3:00am PST
barack obama on monday at 12:noon. we will be there, of course booming out to you on your local progressive talk radio station and on country t.v., bringing you the latest right from the scene. peter ogburn and i, we have seats right up alongside of the first lady. >> not quite that close, but almost. almost. for monday morning. >> lots to talk about from the hostage situation in algeria to the continuing efforts to figure out what we are going to do about the debt ceiling to the big new discussion here in washington, d.c. about guns and sensible gun control measures. and the unbelievable story of manti te'o. all of that. we will take ule calls at 866-55-press. joining us in studio the director of communications to get the title correct for the national education association one of the proud sponsors of the "full-court press," ramon a oliver. thank you for coming in? >> thank you for having me. >> how is our good friend dennis van roekel. >> he is fabulous. >> he is a party animal you know. it's early for him. >> this is his normal time when he is unand around. >> it's true. he
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Jan 17, 2013 6:00am PST
was similar to the abuse that president obama has faced. similar to the abuse that carolyn mccarthy has had to face. but if you believe in something, you have got to do it. >> stephanie: representative good point. what kind of country do we live in where you can turn on your tv and mr. carol mccarthy is on you go oh, there has begun violence somewhere. >> yeah she has become our face in many ways. and yet she reached out -- she reached out, for instance several times during the passage -- we came in to the congress at the same time, we're in our 17th year in the congress, and we talked and talked to people from all sides of the aisle. i was there when carolyn talked to mr. denkins -- mr. dingel rather from michigan, the dean of the congress. he is a great gun advocate and he's been very very directed in his own mind to try to reconcile our differences. there are many people like that in the congress. >> stephanie: yeah. >> the senator from west virginia, even he said that there are common sense things that we must do. what do we do waiting for the next universal violent act? >> step
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Jan 21, 2013 7:00am PST
that make this country great. [ cheers and applause ] >> obama: we, the people, still believe that our obligations as americans are not just to ourselves but to all prosperity. we will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. [ cheers and applause ] >> obama: some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science but none can avoid the fires droughts and more powerful storms. the path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. but america cannot resist this transcyst. we must lead it. we cannot succeed to other nations the power that will bring new jobs. we must claim its promise. our forests and waterways, our coplands and snow capped peaks; that is how we will preserve our planet, commanded to our care by god. that is what will lend meaning to the creed our fathers once declared. we, the people, still believe that enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war. [ cheers and applause ] >> obama: our brave men and women in uniform, tempered by the fl
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Jan 17, 2013 7:00pm PST
now accusing president obama of using his position as president to lead the country. the horror! >> i'm afraid that president obama may have this king complex sort of developing and we're going to make sure it doesn't happen. >> we've completely lost our checks and balances. the congress needs to hold the president accountable for the decisions he's making right now. >> as i said before, i'm going to arm all of my deputies. a month ago, i said that before this, with automatic weapons and semi-automatic weapons. we're going to be able to fight back. i don't care what they say from washington. >> jennifer: actually, think about the demographic politics of the last election. what do all of the broad array of critics not just those ones but what do they have in common? aside from the obvious -- they're all white. they're all male. now, of course, not every white male thinks the same way that they do. but it is notable that this virulent anti-regulation bunch the folks who have been the first shakers not just rush limbaugh, but the folks in congress too they're made up of mostly that
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Jan 17, 2013 3:00am PST
criticism for president obama. it is a criticism of the political nature of this country today. not that the president went too far but the president did not go far enough. look what he did propose okay? his executive actions are nothing other than telling agencies to do the jobs they ought to be doing. telling the cdc they really ought to be spending money and time, researching the impacts of and effects of gun violence. making sure that health professionals know that it's okay for them under hipaa as it's called, the health policy act, to tell law enforcement if they hear from mentally ill patients violent threats or any signs of violence or worries they might carry out violent acts, they can report that to law enforcement agencies. encouraging schools and giving money to schools to hire more public resource -- school resource officers to deal with violence in schools. so all of those sorts of executive actions none of them, none of them are controversial. and then what he asked congress to do was just common sense measures. very important. but hard to argue against, for example, banning t
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Jan 15, 2013 9:00pm PST
worth waiting for. we won't know until wednesday what president obama plans to propose to stem the epidemic of gun violence in this country. white house press secretary jay carney apparently doesn't want to spoil the surprise. >> i will not get ahead of the president in terms of what his package of proposals will include. i will simply note that the president has made clear he intends to take a comprehensive approach. >> john: once again as has happened so often republicans are terrified of barack obama's package. we do have some idea of what's going to come from the white house included in that comprehensive approach. some or all of 19 measures identified by vice president's biden's working group that the president could order without having to go through congress such as sharing gun databases giving the centers for disease control the authority to do national research on guns and aggressivively enforcerring existing gun laws. some house republicans don't sound thrilled of the exercise of executive power designed only to protect american lives. kansas congressman him huelskamp tol
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Jan 21, 2013 3:00pm PST
. >> obama: you and i as citizens have the power to set this country's course. you and i as citizens can shape the debates of our time not only with the votes we cast but with the voices we lift in defense of our most enduring ideas. >> jennifer: live it! you and i are citizens. president obama ending his inaugural address calling for action from the american people, everybody who is watching. so the question is how people -- called obama for america has been relaunched into a grassroots none profit called organizing for action. according to president obama's former campaign manager, this is the mission, and this is what it says . . . >> in fighting for issues like immigration reform, and reducing gun violence. sound familiar? president obama might not have to run for office again, but the legacy of his political depreciation is going to be a political change for years to come. so back for a discussion on how the president is going to execute the agenda is edward-isaac dovere, white house editor for "politico", and hank sheinkopf. let me ask you hank the president has been criticized
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Jan 14, 2013 4:00pm PST
us who believe he should fight harder. let's listen. >> obama: i want to be clear about this. the debt cereal something not a question of authorizing more spending. raising the debt ceiling does not authorize more spending. it simply allows the country to pay for spending that congress has already committed to. the issue here is whether or not america pays it's bills. we are not a debt-deep nation. >> cenk: i like it. now normally i say it should have been stronger, but it was pretty strong and he made his point very good. it continues. >> obama: this is not an implicatedcomplicateed subject. you don't go out to dinner, eat all your want, and then leave without paying the check. if you do, you're breaking the law. and congress should think about it the same way that the american people do. >> cenk: i like it, man. i do. that's exactly right analogy. you know, of course, i'd go further, but i would every time, right? i'd say listen, the republicans spent this money. they spent it in tax cuts for billionaires and millionaires, they spent it in the iraq war afghanistan, the great maj
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Jan 15, 2013 3:00am PST
golden lasso. (vo) only on current tv. >> announcer: heard around the country and seen on current tv this is the "bill press show." >> bill: today, vice president joe biden meeting with president obama to present to him the recommendations out of his task force. he's been hard at it for the last month in the wake of the newtown, connecticut. to come up with recommendations for the congress. and according to some lawmakers 19 steps that the vice president feels the president himself can take without needing congressional authority on the issue of gun violence. this time it looks like it's just not going to go away. there will be some action. randi weingarten is very much part of that conversation. representing america's teachers as president of the american federation of teachers. before we go to the phones, randi, peter you've been following social media comments. >> we're tweeting at bpshow. rd copeland says barack obama was right. the money drives the nra. it is why nra want more guns in schools and not less. profits above all. even kids' safety. karen, short and to the point says nra s
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Jan 16, 2013 3:00am PST
bill press show". >> president obama and vice president joe biden with children from across the land poised to announce their recommendation for how to deal with the problem of gun violence in this country. he will do so about three hours from now at the whitehouse. good morning, everybody. a day we have been waiting for and the president is expected to announce a comprehensive, far-reaching program. there have been lots of different proposals. some for legislative action. for legislative action. the full court the full court presscosming to you coast to coast from our studio and booming out to you on your local progressive talk radio show and on current tv. good to see you today. lots to talk about. so thank you for joining us here to start off the day and we will not only tell you what's going on but give you a chance to join the conversation and sound off about the issues of the day either by phone at 866-55-press or on twitter at bb show on facebook. facebook.com/bill press show to help us through the many events many issues we are going to talk about this morning, evan morris sa
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Jan 17, 2013 3:00pm PST
country the whole earth. >> i think president obama may have this "king kong" complex developing, and we're going to make sure it doesn't happen. >> we completely lost our checks and balances in this country. the congress needs to hold the president accountable so the decisions he's making right now. >> as i said before, i'm going to arm all my deputies, i said this about this with automatic weapons and semiautomatic weapons to fight back. i don't care what they say from washington. >> jennifer: actually, think about the demographic politics from the last election. what do the broad array of critics, what do they have in common besides the obvious. [ whistling ] they are all white they're all male. thank goodness not all white males think the way they do. the fist shakers not just rush limbaugh but those in congress, too, are made up mostly of that demographic group and those demographics mirror the nra itself. the nra's board is 80% male and 85% white. the overwhelm majority of congress men's are republicans on theare the as. and on the other end of the spectrum, the the majorit
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